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World’s richest man Jeff Bezos on how a Sri Lankan changed his direction in life

Jeff Bezos – founder of Amazon, the wealthiest person in modern history, world’s first centi-billionaire, founder of Blue Origin, owner of Washington Post. In short, 54-year-old Bezos has achieved everything…

Sri Lanka has potential to more than double its exports to South Asia – World Bank report

Sri Lanka has potential to more than double its exports to South Asia – World Bank report

If trade barriers are overcome, trade within South Asia can increase three-fold, from $23 billion to $67 billion, suggests a new World Bank report. Sri Lanka has the potential to…

PM opens trading at London Stock Exchange

PM opens trading at London Stock Exchange

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who is on an official visit to the UK opened trading at the London Stock Exchange yesterday. The Premier had been invited as the Chief Guest…

ADB expresses willingness to fund more water projects

ADB expresses willingness to fund more water projects

THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) said it was willing to finance more water projects to provide safe water supplies to member-countries, similar to the Jaffna water project. Jingmin Huang, principal…

Over 1.73 Mn tourists visited Sri Lanka up to September 2018

Over 1.73 Mn tourists visited Sri Lanka up to September 2018

Latest data outlines that as at 30th September 2018, 1,731,922 tourists had visited Sri Lanka for this year which is a 11.6% growth over last year when 1,551,931 tourists had…

Lanka’s reconciliation programme, an example to the world – Norway

Lanka’s reconciliation programme, an example to the world – Norway

Norwegian Foreign Affairs Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide assured Norway’s full support to Sri Lanka’s peace and reconciliation programme when she met Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Olso on Thursday evening.…

Chinese ship in the island

Chinese ship in the island

Making a four-day goodwill visit, ‘Hai Yangdao’, a ship of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) arrived in the island on Thursday (04th October). The visiting Chinese ship was accorded…

ADB provides US$300 mn for elevated highway

ADB provides US$300 mn for elevated highway

The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a $300 million loan to help in the construction of about 5.3 kilometers (km) of elevated toll highway with related…

Japan’s Largest Warship Visits Sri Lanka on Indo-Pacific Deployment

Japan’s Largest Warship Visits Sri Lanka on Indo-Pacific Deployment

Over the weekend, one of Japan’s largest warships made a port call in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, emphasizing Tokyo’s presence in the Indian Ocean. JS Kaga, the second vessel…

Sri Lanka’s first social impact funds aimed at supporting social entrepreneurs

Sri Lanka’s first social impact funds aimed at supporting social entrepreneurs

Two memoranda of understanding were signed in New York, launching Sri Lanka’s first social impact funds aimed at supporting social entrepreneurs access innovative financing, to help achieve the 2030 Agenda…

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